The Future Urban Transport research programme

The Future Urban Transport (FUT) programme – how to deal with complexity – is a research programme financed by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). The overarching aim of VREF is to contribute to the development of sustainable transportation systems.

Today, some three billion people live in cities – more people than live in rural areas – and the urbanisation continues. Within a couple of decades another two billion people are expected to move to cities, nearly all in developing countries. Urbanisation goes together with industrialisation and development and the search for a better life.

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No ongoing call.

The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 


  • 2014-01-30
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2013
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2013 scholarship to Professor Lars Nielsen at Linköping University.
  • 2014-01-13
    Access and Mobility in Cities
    News | The VREF summarize results and findings of 10 years of research and educational activities in a new booklet coming soon. 
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